So I've been on this free sample kick. I've got Dove deodorant, Clif Nectar bars, dental floss, Kashi cereal. Companies love when you write to them and tell them how much you love their stuff. They'll usually send you coupons for free products or send the actual product.
Today I've been toying with the idea of whether it would be possible to survive solely on free samples. It seems possible; I'll have to think about that.
Since my husband is a well-known tightwad, this recent hobby of mine has caused no problems in our relationship. I mean, how can you argue with FREE?
Sometimes you don't know what you're going to get, though. Case in point: Malt-o-meal. Once my friend Ben wrote a three-page letter to Malt-o-meal detailing how every time he was sad as a kid his mom would give him a big, steamy bowl of Malt-o-meal and it made everything better. He basically extolled Malt-o-meal as the elixir of life. What did he get in return? A magnet with a truck on it that said Malt-o-meal. End of story: he never ate Malt-o-meal again.
I'm also all about the Coke rewards. I've won magazine subscriptions, free bottles of Coke, blockbuster movies...
Tightwad husband doesn't think that's such a good deal though. He's dying for me to kick the Diet Coke habit.
Yogi Tea http://www.yogitea.com/
Kashi Go Lean Crunch http://kashi.com/